Friday, March 7, 2008
And my flock is complete
I find myself strutting with pride this evening - my chick flock is complete. I've got a beautiful bunch of babies.
The devil chicks, formerly known as Barred Rocks, significantly improved their behavior last night and were permitted to return to the well-behaved box with their sisters. While there has been some further pecking, it appears now to be evenly distributed among all of the chicks and not nearly as vicious. That will do for now.
I received a surprise call from a third farm store this morning, telling me they had just received their chicks and they had Araucana/Ameraucana (there seems to be some confusion over this breed) and Buff Orpington pullets, which the two other stores did not.
And so, I make one final introduction this week...
On the left hand side is my fuzzy Araucana/Ameraucana (if you can tell which she is, please speak up) and on the right is my wee little Buff Orpington, my one and only true golden chick:
You can't tell very well in the above photo, but the Araucana/Ameraucana on the left has the cutest little puffy cheek feathers!
Wait! Here is a better shot:
So, day three of life with chicks is now behind us and we've all managed to survive.
This weekend we start work on the chicken coop!